Thursday, December 4, 2014

IO Challenge- Clean and Simple Holiday Cards

 
If you follow my blog, then you know I LOVE clean and simple cards- especially for the holidays.  If you are making a lot of cards, you really need to tone down the number of elements you have on your card.

For today's card, I am sharing a card from my 10 in 10 holiday card class.  Here is the info:

Paper:
Bright green notecard
Brown cardstock- 5” x 4”
Ranger watercolor paper- 4 ¾” x 3 ¾”
White cardstock for inside of card- 5” x 3”

Stamps:
Impression Obsession Picture Frame Advent Tree K9476
Impression Obsession Oh Christmas Tree E9474 (stamped on inside)

Ink:
My Favorite Things Hybrid ink Licorice
Hero Arts Hero Hues Grass

Other Materials:
Waterbrush
Cup of water
Peerless watercolor paints
Heatgun

Instructions:

  • ·         Stamp tree onto watercolor paper with black ink
  • ·         Allow to dry or heat with a heatgun
  •        Color each square with various green watercolor paints  (hint- wet each square first so that the paint will blend better)
  • ·         Stamp saying on the inside of the card
  
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6 comments:

donna sherman said...

Great advent tree, and great coloring! Very nice card!

Susie said...

How fun!

Lorna said...

Really nice card. Love the advent tree.

Late Blooming said...

I love simple. thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Another fabulous idea!

April said...

Cute! What a clever idea.